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Thinking of taking your loved one out of #longtermcare during the #covid19 ? There is *no easy answer*. But here are few things to think about:
1) Do they need to be transferred (bed / toilet / shower) and how would you do that?
2) Do they need a Hoyer lift? (thread continues)
3) Do you have the medications and expertise to provide the medical care?
4) Are you in danger of infecting other vulnerable members of your household?
5) How will you support them if they have dementia?
6) Do you have knowledge on how to support #incontinence & the products?
7) Who will you call if they get sicker either with #Covid19 or their underlying #health issues?
8) are they going to lose their #placement in the #nursinghome (in Ontario - the answer would be yes)
9) who else in your home needs care?
10) how will you support #socialengagement?
11) are you able to chart their #healthconditions & monitor #bloodpressure, #bloodsugar (#diabetes), #urine output
12) can you manage #skincare and #skinhealth - to prevent #bedsores
13) do you have an appropriate #hospital #bed or other type of #bed
14) do they need #bedrails?
15) Can you support required #physio or #rehab therapies at home, and get the equipment (stretch bands, #exercises etc)
16) Do you have a good way of supporting a person with #memoryloss, #sundowning, #responsivebehaviours #hitting, #wandering secondary to #dementia?
17) Is your #bathroom #accessible, including #toilet, #shower and sink?
18) Do they need #assistivedevices like #wheelchairs, #canes, #walkers and do they fit in your house and hallways?
19) Do they have trouble #eating or #aspirating food?Can you support their unique food needs?
20) Is your #home #barrierfree or able for your loved one to get up the front #stairs or #walkway?
21) As your loved one will he formally #discharged from the #longtermcare home, how long do they think the wait will be to get readmitted post #COVID19 and will they be able to see the same #doctor they had at the #longtermcarehome and get their #meds without seeing a new doctor?
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